|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||221/4 ; 221/129 ; 194/2 ; 235/92AC|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 152 인용 특허 : 8|
Microprocessor-based vending apparatus incorporating a plurality of separately driven individual dispensing assemblies is disclosed. The dispensing assemblies are scanned to determine their state and any malfunctioning assembly disabled to prevent attempted selection by a user without shutting down the entire vending machine. The state of the malfunctioning dispensing apparatus is retained in memory so that the state of each dispensing assembly may be selectively displayed through activation of a display switch causing the microprocessor to sequentially ...
Apparatus for vending foodstuffs comprising: a plurality of dispensing means for dispensing said foodstuffs; a power source; an array of selector means, each being electrically isolated from and associated with one of said dispensing means for selecting a foodstuff, each selector means having an operating state and a quiescent state; scanning means for scanning the said array of selector means to determine which dispensing means has been selected; means for identifying a malfunctioning condition for each of said plurality of dispensing means, said means ...